George Bacon Holger, the zim worked okay, but a little filing was needed on some parts to make them fit well. I also heated the parts to take the temper out of the metal and make it more pliable (I think paint sticks better too, but you have to be careful not to melt the metal ). I was mostly worried about how the zimmerit would look, because the photo-etch is so "perfect" in smoothness (I don't think real zimmerit was so uniform), but it's looking ok. Also, I think having super-thin cyanoacrylate glue makes things easier.
Holger Kranich Thanks for the info, George! I used the self sticking Tamiya Zim for my Elefant. It is way not so "uniform" like the pe´s but its not really crisp. It looks more "washed out"...
I like your result, its absolute convincing!
20. January 2015, 13:13
Murad ÖZER look how well the wash brought the details out!
20. January 2015, 14:24
George Bacon Holger, how did the self-stick zimmerit work? Any trouble with it sticking?
20. January 2015, 15:53
Holger Kranich It sticks very good. It was just fiddely to make all the holes for the bolts when you only have a scalpell. I recommend a "punsh and die" set, if you have one. You have to work very accurate or it happens like it happened to me. The Zim peels off on some edges, i have to reglue it. I hope my info helps you, George!
George Bacon Hunter, I have to perfect the basics before adding new stuff. . I think I might add "chipping" someday After trying color modulation, I didn't think I got much "bang for my buck." It's definitely better on lighter colored models. My metal effects are always dulled by dust, but they're there!
5. April 2015, 12:41
Hunter Cummins Well color modulation is supposed to be very light because filters, washes, dust, different effects with oild, and oil and gas effects as well as mud will really tone it down lol
but I think you have mastered the basics